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May 6th, 2015

Rain threat moves Relay for Life indoors

May 6, 2015

Rain won’t stop Relay for Life, but it will at least move it indoors.

The threat of stormy weather has forced officials to relocated Relay for Life, which takes place this Friday evening from 6 p.m. until midnight, from Blankenship Field to Dorothy Garrett Coliseum on the Howard College campus.

Although the locale has changed, the schedule of events for this year’s Relay is unchanged, officials said.

For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of the Herald.

May 5th

Today last day of early voting for May 9 election

May 5, 2015

Voters heading to the polls in municipal, school district races may want to bring along a dust rag. The machines may be harboring a few cobwebs lately as they haven’t seen much use this past week.

According to Howard County Election Administer Saundra Bloom, 97 votes were cast by end of day Friday.

Early voting wraps up today at 7 p.m. on the first floor of the Howard County Courthouse for Big Spring and Coahoma city and school board elections.

Election Day is Saturday.

For more of this story, read Tuesday's edition of the Herald.

Papa John's donates $3.8K to local VA medical center

May 5, 2015

Papa John’s Pizza had its grand opening Thursday of last week and wasted no time in integrating itself into the community by showing support for the local Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

On Saturday, the store held a military appreciation day, offering a 20 percent discount to all active duty military and military veterans.

The military discount was welcomed by those who qualified and the proceeds for the day went to the local VA Medical Center to help with its programs designed to help the local veterans.

For more of this story, read Tuesday's edition of the Herald.

Area softball teams to be in action this weekend

May 5, 2015

Softball fans won't have any shortage of playoff games to attend this weekend as Big Spring, Coahoma and Forsan are all slated to begin three-game series in the area round.
Big Spring will face off with Andrews on Friday. Game 1 of the best-of-3 series will start at 6 p.m. Game 2 will be played in Big Spring, at noon, on Saturday. A third game, if needed, will be played 30 minutes following the conclusion of Game 2.
Forsan will open its series against Lockney on Thursday, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Lubbock Cooper High School field. The teams will play Game 2 at 5 p.m. on Friday.

May 4th

HC musicians to finish week-long tour with concert Tuesday

May 4, 2015

Howard College music students maybe looking a little bleary-eyed lately. They’ve been busy touring around parts of Texas lately.
On Monday, April 27, the group of choir, band and percussion musicians headed out on the road to make eight performances in four days, a part educational lesson and part recruitment tour.
One thing we are really stressing to our students is the performance aspects,” said Ethen Wills, Howard College professor of music. “At the end of our day we sit down with them and talk about it. ‘Good job, but what can we do, how do we grow from this.”

BSI Facebook video a hit

May 4, 2015

Anyone in the media business knows children doing cute things is golden.
Throw in a few creative young adults with multi-media knowledge and add some energetic educators into the mix and there is not enough room at Fort Knox to hold all that gold.
Administrators at Big Spring Intermediate School learned that fact Tuesday, April 26, after they uploaded a cute music video to Facebook created to pump up the students before STAAR testing commenced.

May 2nd

Firefighters fill the boots during MDA fundraiser

May 2, 2015

Firefighters wear some big boots, and on Saturday, they were hoping to fill them up with money.

“Fill the Boot” is an annual fundraiser that firefighters all over the United States participate in to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

For more of this story, read Sunday's edition of the Herald.

BSHS choirs nab 2 sweepstakes awards

May 2, 2015

The awards keep stacking up at Big Spring High School.

The Big Spring High School varsity choir — Meistersingers — and Men’s Choir each walked away from the UIL Regional Concert and Sight Reading contest held at Midland Lee High School with Sweepstakes awards.

“We are very excited and proud of the students,” said Beth Spence, high school assistant choir director.

For more of this story, read Sunday's edition of the Herald.

"United Country - No One Knows The Country Like We Do"

May 2, 2015


May 1st

Quartet qualify for UIL state meet

May 1, 2015

Four Big Spring High School students will need to make arrangements to take their final exams early because they will be representing the school at the University Interscholastic League State Tournament.

Kacie Marvin, Amber Monks, Ethan Morlion and Alexess Sosa qualified for the state tournament by placing in the top three of their respective disciplines at the UIL regional tournament held recently on the Texas Tech campus.

For more of this story, read Friday's edition of the Herald.

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